June 26, 2009

Rhubarb, rhubarb and more rhubarb

I'm very pleased with how the gardens are doing. I've been picking a lot of peas, lettuce and herbs this week. The rhubarb is doing especially well. I haven't had time to try any new recipes but have come up with a tasty way to use it up. I have mixed rhubarb and dried fruit with juice and cooked it over medium heat until it begins to thicken. I add a little stevia or other sweetener if needed. Chill and serve. Tonight's combo was dried mango, cranberry juice and rhubarb. Yesterday I used dried apricot, rhubarb and orange juice. I didn't measure very carefully but it seems to work with a little more than a cup of chopped rhubarb, a little less than a cup of dried fruit and about 3/4 cup of juice. I look forward to experimenting with more rhubarb ideas until the tomatoes, beans and potatoes begin to take over the garden.


donna said...

We're having real summer weather here in WI, aren't we? Looks like a lovely day in this photo.

tainterturtles said...

I love rhubarb, so do our kids.

I need to get out into my garden and do some massive weeding...if the rain would ever stop!

Your yard photo looks nice.

Kathi said...

Rhubarb is one of my favorites. I canned a ton of it already this year (stewed - we eat it on our waffles) and I made Dan a strawberry rhubarb pie for father's day.

Teresa~Gardening with Soule said...

Sounds like you are really enjoying your garden. It is nice to reap the rewards of you hard work. Happy fourth of July

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